Prospective students can start at the beginning of any calendar month. Watching a class before starting is recommended and a free trial class is offered to everyone. Loose fitting, comfortable athletic clothing that covers your elbows and knees is all you need for your first few classes.
New students are integrated into the regular classes. In this way, beginners benefit from training with experienced students. No need to worry about being pushed to train at an uncomfortable pace as everyone works at his or her own level. Aikido is a non-aggressive and non-competitive martial art, so advanced practitioners are expected to help and take care of new students.
Rock Water Aikikai is a traditional dojo and we follow traditional ways. There will be plenty of bowing and Japanese terminology, which everyone picks up as they go.
Adult classes begin with a light but energetic warm-up followed by tumbling exercises. Partner and group practice of self-defense forms compose the remainder of class. Everyone works on forms according to their skill level.
Classes for students under 18 begin with a variety of warm-ups and relay races. Students are then separated based on belt rank to work on self-defense forms. Class always ends with a game or other fun activity.
To arrange a visit or for more information please contact Martin Moreau Sensei.